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2008-10-01 00:01:07

By Andrew Buncombe Disaster that crushed worshippers may have been sparked by bomb scare FRANTIC Hindu devotees battleddesperately to revive people trampled and crushed in a stampede at ahistoric temple yesterday that left at least 168 worshippers dead. Television footage filmed outside the temple, located in a 15th- century fort in the city of Jodhpur, showed police and onlookers using blankets to carry out the injured and dead. Laying them down on the pavement, people struggled to...

2008-09-30 18:00:47

At least 40 people were killed and more than 100 injured today when thousands of pilgrims stampeded at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival, Jodhpur Police Supt Malini Agarwal said. Television footage showed dozens of bodies lying on the pavement, while nearby frantic people tried to revive unconscious devotees, slapping their faces...

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2008-09-30 09:45:00

By Associated Press JAIPUR, India -- At least 80 people were killed and more than 150 injured when thousands of pilgrims stampeded today at a Hindu temple in the historic town of Jodhpur in western India, police said. Severe overcrowding apparently caused the crush as more than 12,000 people gathered at the temple to celebrate a Hindu festival, Jodhpur Police Superintendent Malini Agarwal said. At least 80 bodies were at two local government hospitals, Agarwal said, adding most of the...


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